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|Title:||Antecedents of state anxiety in rugby|
|Citation:||Perceptual and Motor Skills 84(2): 427 - 433, Apr 1997|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this study was to extend research investigating the antecedents of multidimensional state anxiety into the sport of rugby. Participants (N=86; Age: M=23.7 yr., SD=4.8 yr.) completed a 10-item Prematch Questionnaire developed to assess the antecedents of anxiety and the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 1 hr. prior to competition. Factor analysis of intercorrelations of scores on the Prematch Questionnaire indicated that three factors accounted for 63.3% of the variance. These were labelled Perceived Readiness, Match Conditions, and Coach Influence. Stepwise multiple regression indicated that Perceived Readiness predicted rated Self-confidence and Somatic Anxiety. Game conditions also predicted Self-confidence. Collectively, these factors accounted for 30% of Self-confidence and 11% of Somatic Anxiety. No factor predicted Cognitive Anxiety. Findings support the notion that each sport has unique stressors and that researchers should seek sport-specific measures of the antecedents of anxiety (Lane, Terry, & Karageorghis, 1995a, 1995b).|
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Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers
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